My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Bag It

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a nice bag, be it a knitting bag or a purse.

In the knitting bag department I am suffering an embarrassment of riches. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I was lucky enough acquire three new knitting bags last weekend.

Check out this baby:


This is the Emily Lace Bag, a new bag from Keri’s 3AM Enchantments (Etsy shop). This bag is made from a heavy fabric with a flat bottom so it stands up nicely by itself. It has a grommet on each side so you can thread your needle tips out through them when you stuff your lace project in the back, thus ensuring you don’t drop stitches off the ends of your needles when your WIP is in the bag.

(This past weekend in Richmond, Frances had her Girasole in her Emily Bag and said she really likes that feature!)

A little bird (okay, it was Keri) told me that she would be updating her Etsy shop very soon with these bags. If you are a member of the 3AM Enchantments Group on Ravelry, you can stay in the know. ๐Ÿ™‚

My bag is in the Dala Horse fabric, which I love. I’ve got a KIP bag and an accessory pouch in this fabric as well.

Now check out this cutie:


This is a box bag custom made for me by Aimee. When I was in Charlotte, NC earlier this month, I picked out the fabric and Aimee very generously said she’d make the bag for me. I wanted a box bag that was slightly smaller than usual, so Aimee sized up a pattern for a much smaller bag. Didn’t she do a great job? And I love the ribbon she used (she picked that out, not me.)

Pictured with my new little sock bag are some sachets Aimee made for me and some lavender wands L-B gave me over the weekend. The lavender wands match the bag very nicely, don’t they?

This brings us to this adorable bag:


This one was made for my by Issy, who also made the ultrasuede mouse that Lucy was playing with in yesterday’s blog post. (Issy, Lucy slept with her new mouse last night.) I love, love, love the kitty and pawprint fabrics Issy used on this bag.

So, I am surrounded by knitting bag love! Thank you, Keri, Aimee, and Issy!

Oh, in addition to the lavender wands above, L-B thoughtfully gave me a One-Year-Aniversary-on-Plurk gift:


Bananagrams! Woo-hoo!

Lucy is not terribly impressed. She just wants her dinner.



  1. What wonderful bags…I have to keep talking my self out of buying more of them…I have they coming out of my ears as it is…but I don’t have one for a sock in progress…I may have to go a looking…

  2. Oh boy! So many lovely bags!! What a lucky girl. And nanners! And a new purse to boot!

  3. LOVE the banana bag! That’s so cute! And appropriate as well.

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  4. Kym Hretz says:

    I love the bags! Thanks for sharing. Would you also share the wand info? I have a fairy sweet daughter that would love them!

  5. Mmmm bags!!!

  6. Those bags are so fun, esp. the lace bag. What a greata idea. Sorry about the cold. Hope you’re feeling some better.

  7. Waaaa, I want a kitty bag too! or a Horsey bag! Love those kitty’s though.

  8. Love the bags…I’ll have to do some shopping soon, methinks. And I *need* to get Bananagrams!

    yarnpiggys last blog post..Drum roll, please…

  9. ChristyH says:

    I love the kitty bag!!!!

  10. Great bags! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has a lot of different ones …

    Bananagrams are a hoot!

  11. Love the Dala horse fabric. I hope you feel better soon.

  12. Nanners!

  13. Oh dear, remind me not to read your blog without coffee.. I almost bought three bags!! (Enabler!)

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  14. I am a sucker for ‘containers’, too! We love the game and make-up variations of our own-enjoy.

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  15. WANT the kitty bag!

  16. So you’re a bag lady…but in a good way!

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  17. I love those bags. I am such a bag lady. I have sock bags, KIP bags, and WIP bags. I have a ton of teacher and other project bags. It helps me stay organized.
    I can’t resist a well made and handmade bag.

  18. Theresa in Italy says:

    You can never have too many knitting bags. Never.

  19. So what do you do with a lavender wand? Is it the same as a sachet?

    madonnaearths last blog post..I am officially sick of this color!

  20. I love Bananagrams. It is one of my favorite word games (I also really like Boggle, Scrabble and Quiddler). I love how Bananagrams encourages you to think more flexibly. When my friends played, the people who weren’t willing to change their mind about the words they were making always came in last.

    Seanna Leas last blog happy little potholders!

  21. I would so have all those bags if my personal economy allowed it. They are all so darn cute!!!

  22. I like the bags but I was excited to see Bananagrams more! I just saw it played for the first time this weekend and have already found a toy store that sells it so I can get my own ๐Ÿ™‚
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  23. Hope you are feeling better. Cold are crummy! I love your bags…particularly the one Issy gave to you. That fabric is awesome. Take care.
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  24. What are lavendar wands?